Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day Treats

It’s not easy being original on Valentine's Day...

We’re not saying red roses, a box of chocolates and a candlelight dinner aren’t nice—they are, but why not mix it up this year? Instead of overindulging in dense, cream-filled confections, or overpriced floral arrangements, why not send a more lighthearted (but equally sweet) message in the form of these airy Walnut-Cacao Nib Rochers.

These whimsical little puffs of walnut goodness are certain to impress amours (male or female) on many levels. First, it’s quite likely that special someone doesn’t know what a rocher is. Pronounced (ro-SHAY) the French word translates to “rock," however, these airy meringue bite-sized cookies look more like billowy clouds than earth.

Crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside—these tasty treats are also easy to make. With only a handful of ingredients—including just the right amount of cacao nibs and crunchy walnuts—they truly melt-in-your-mouth. The Champagne hued bites also pair beautifully with the bubbly beverage of the same name.

And there is more—walnuts are heart-healthy1 too, and since Valentine's Day is all about hearts, we think we have found the perfect gift.